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How I made my K2 Telephone Box
Author: Les Kenny; Editor: Maree Anderson
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Chapter 5: The Base and Some Painting

base plan for the k2 telephone kiosk Step 5.1. Making the base

The base is simply a square frame with a rebate cut around the inside edge in which the plywood floor sits.

I cut four pieces of 2½" x 3½" (90mm x 95mm) wood to the length of 40" (1000mm).

I marked along the narrow face of each piece 1¼" (31mm) in, and along the adjacent face 11/16" (18mm) down (the thickness of the plywood floor).

I set the blade depth on the circular saw to the appropriate depth and cut along the marks creating a rebate 1¼" (31mm) in and 11/16" (18mm) deep.

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the rounded corners of the base of the k2 telephone booth

I cut a 45 degree miter (angle cut) each end of each piece across the narrow face of the wood angling in towards the rebate.

I made the cuts so that the length between the longest points of the rebates was 36¼" (906mm).

detail of the base for the red telephone booth

adding the blocking to the base of the k2 telephone booth I fixed the four pieces together to make a square.

I rounded all the corners with a disc sander.

And finally (as far as construction went) I added a piece of wood (blocking) across the middle. The purpose of that was to take any bounce or spring out of the plywood floor.

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